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Pumpkin Lager Beer - Lakefront Brewery, Inc.

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Pumpkin Lager BeerPumpkin Lager Beer

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566 Ratings

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Ratings: 566
Reviews: 246
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 15.71%
Wants: 11
Gots: 50 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Beer Brewed with Pumpkin and Spices

(Beer added by: maxpower on 10-03-2002)
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

Gonzoillini, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Brewzma, Oct 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

scottwurst, Oct 15, 2013
Photo of Billolick
2.31/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

12 ounce bottle, w/o any freshness info to be had.

Pours near clear orangy amber, basically no head, no film, no collar and no lace.

Moderate pumpkin pie spicing on the nose.

Sweet and kinda off putting with more pumpkin spicing. Also some sweet fruit juice notes that are artificial tasting and not to my liking. More nastyness in the finish. Off notes of plastic and cheap grape soda.

So many better fall/pumpkin themed brews out there....

Billolick, Oct 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

mayerale, Oct 15, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

ralphw56, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Suds
3.98/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a much better pumpkin beer than I was expecting. It is an amber orange color with a small but respectable white head. The aroma is sweetish, with a grainy lager background ans a sweep pumpkin pie forenose. Spice, honey, pie, reminiscent cream, and crust. Interesting and enjoyable. The sweetness could get a little overwhelming, but in small volumes, this is great. Smooth and flavorful. I would easily have another.

Suds, Oct 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

salthemonster, Oct 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Satsuma, Oct 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

BeerMeColorado, Oct 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

martyl1000, Oct 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Danielr26, Oct 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

KingMe, Oct 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Bobk80, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of mitch3114
3.94/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured bottle into weizen glass

A- Although this is a lager, there is some color. It is a dark amber color with a light orange hue. There was a half to 3/4 inch head that billowed up and was very bubbly and carbonated. If there was a category for sound...this one would get loud while there is still head. For two minutes it fizzled until fading out.

S- This smells just like pumpkin pie. I have a slice I am about to eat and I am comparing the two by smell. After the head faded, it smells a bit more like a lager beer. But notes of pumpkin pie spices (allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger) are present, gingerbread cookies.

T- Taste is pleasant: cinnamon, pumpkin pie, pumpkin, slight spices, but finishes with a crisp taste associated with a lager (IMO). Not overly spicy, pretty well balanced.

M- Clean, crisp, refreshing, prickly, well carbonated, but not too carbonated. Not too heavy. Quite thin, but it seems to work with this beer.

O- This is actually much better than I thought. I had a beer tasting the other night where eight of us sampled 21 pumpkin beers. This was the onl;y lager and I was very surprised. I am drinking a full serving tonight and enjoying. I expected a Molsen Canadien that tasted like it had allspice and nutmeg mixed in. I was very wrong. This can stand up to the ales, and in some cases beat them any day. Try this, it is a different approach, but a good one!

mitch3114, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

harpus, Oct 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

alex_hart, Oct 07, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from the 2013 seasonal release poured into a standard pint glass.

Pours a clear rusty orange. Very little lacing and a quickly disappearing white head.

Nutmeg and cinnamon in up front in the nose, not much for pumpkin in the aroma.

One thing that makes this pumpkin stand out is the notice yeast strain taste that underlies the spies. Definitely more of a spicy pumpkin beer, I do much get much for the sweet or full pumpkin taste found in other beers.

Very dry mouthfeel - not much to it really. Flavors fade fast.

Average pumpkin beer - I don't think I would purchase this again.

SleepyDrunk, Oct 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev 0%

PaulD, Oct 06, 2013
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3/5  rDev -14.3%

ragingpdm, Oct 06, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

dertyd, Oct 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +14.3%

DbbC, Oct 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.4%

Noonan425, Oct 04, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Basshooker, Oct 04, 2013
Pumpkin Lager Beer from Lakefront Brewery, Inc.
80 out of 100 based on 566 ratings.